Wednesday, 30 November 2011


I found that the daughter's have grown again. They had promised me to stay small and cute forever but I guess nature took over. I will have to settle for tall and leggy I guess. Photogenic would be nice or maybe the photographer is just rubbish (that would be me).
The skirts are made from a McCalls pattern. As you can see they are very wide aka swirly. This is a good thing if you are the daughters if you are the mother not so as she has to hem and iron. The red and blue skirt is made from fabric my mother bought in the 1980's when we lived in southern Germany. It was meant for a dirndl dress with apron. The more purple one is a fabric by Peter Pan fabrics (that's what it said on the self edge). If the daughter stands still long enough you can see that there are little animals hiding among the flowers.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Five down one to go

Yes, I know that there are four place mats in this picture not five but mother was so exited that she grabbed the first one of me before I knew it. The eagle eyed will also have spotted that one place mat is missing it's binding. This has been rectified. It hasn't been photographed though as the light here has been rubbish. For those who have spent time in the UK this is no surprise. Also we had a leak, which shorted the lights. Though (touch wood) they seem to be working again.
Mother is very please with them. Her sixth place mat is on hold for now. I need to make Christmas stuff for my house and finish my report for work. After all I need to be able to keep myself supplied with more fabric and wadding.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Christmas gifts for quilters

Have you been to look at Lily's quilts giveaway?

I love the FQ bundles.

Fingers crossed but I never win anyway :-)